My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip rancid odors, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage problems and foul scents. While bleach feels like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our West Chester plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these green blends each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 484-401-7577 for plumbing service in West Chester.